The La Jolla Christmas tree outside the recreation center, 615 Prospect St., will be lit during a festive ceremony next Thursday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m.
The tree, which is now 60 feet tall, was a gift to the community from La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club. Two years ago, GDC Construction and La Jolla Parks and Recreation Inc. paid for the electrical system to light the tree.
This year, GDC Construction will sell and hang ornaments for the tree, with proceeds going to San Diego Habitat for Humanity to help with reconstruction after October's wildfires.
The ornaments, which come in three sizes ($10, $25 and $50), will be available for purchase at the tree-lighting ceremony and through Dec. 21 at the GDC office, 1031 Silverado St.
Checks should be made payable to San Diego Habitat for Humanity.
LJHS musicians to perform concert
The La Jolla High School Choral and Band Concert will take place Wednesday, Dec. 19 in the school auditorium. The La Jolla Jazz Band will also perform at the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
The concert is free and open to the public.
La Jolla High School is located at 750 Nautilus St. For information, call (858) 454-3081.
Hard Rock hosts show for Operation Homefront
A performance tonight, Dec. 6, by the punk band Quietdrive will benefit Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that helps U.S. troops and their families with emergency assistance.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe, 909 Prospect St. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy worth at least $10.
For more information, call (858) 456-7625.
Talent show tryouts to take place
Tryouts for the annual "Stars in Our Eyes" talent show hosted by the Rotary Club of La Jolla will take place this week and next at four La Jolla-area high schools.
Open auditions will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Jolla High School's Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St.
Auditions will be beld at the Preuss School gymnasium on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, auditions will be held at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave. On Friday, Dec. 14, audition time will be 2 to 4 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Saturday, Dec. 15, tryouts will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Lower School Music Room.
Finally, auditions will take place Monday, Dec. 17 at The Bishop's School theater from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Students who cannot attend the audition at their school are welcome to come to any of the other three schools.
"Stars in Our Eyes" raises money for college scholarships for students of the four La Jolla high schools. For information call Patricia Lynch, (858) 454-3455.
Fishing for stars
Voices for Children, a nonprofit group that assists abandoned, neglected or abused children, is selling its 2007 starfish ornaments.
The hand-blown ornaments in three styles are available at Art in Framing, 1113 Wall St., by phone at (858) 569-2096, ext. 235, or online at www.speakupnow.org.